About the Sociology/Anthropology Program

Our Sociology/Anthropology Program prepares you for some of the most fascinating and rewarding careers by exploring connections among individuals, societies and culture. This program introduces you to perspectives for understanding human behavior and human conditions at levels that range from individuals in society to variability in social and cultural patterns and the organization of larger social structure. Sociology Major Field Tests (MFT) scores put Truman graduates in the top 5-10% of programs nationwide.

Undergraduate Program

Lauren Gieseking

Some majors teach how to be successful in a specific field, but sociology has taught me how to be a better member of society. My eyes were opened to different perspectives and beliefs, many of which I had no idea existed before my time here. The department has given me incredible knowledge and resources that have prepared me to take the next step in my personal and professional life, and I cannot wait to see where this path leads.

Lauren G., Sociology Major

News

A Meaningful ExperienceA Meaningful Experience

December 11, 2019

Aly Zuhler, Sociology/Anthropology Senior Reflects on Her Time at Truman   I think that every class I have taken at Truman has encouraged me to think critically and work hard in everything that I do. I have talked to friends at different universities, and even though many times I have been jealous of their lighter … Read More

Professor’s Book Looks at Cultural Change in ChileProfessor’s Book Looks at Cultural Change in Chile

October 14, 2019

Anton Daughters, associate professor of anthropology, recently published his book “Memories of Earth and Sea.” The book examines Chile’s Chiloé Archipelago and a unique case of culture change and rapid industrialization in the 20th century. Since the arrival of the first European settlers in the late 1500s, Chiloé was given little attention by colonial and … Read More

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Truman Piano Festival
February 15 • 8:00am - 5:30pm
Science Olympiad
February 29 • 8:00am - 5:00pm

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